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Benjamin Franklin Neal

Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Neal
Birth date: 1792
Death date: July 18, 1873

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 8th (1) (3) (6) (7) Legislature
    3/19/1861 - 11/4/1861
     
  • House, 5th (2) (4) Legislature
    12/27/1853 - 11/5/1855
     
  • House, 4th Legislature
    11/3/1851 - 11/7/1853
     
  • House, 2nd (5) Legislature
    12/13/1847 - 11/5/1849
     
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Feb. 6, 1860, 8th Legislature, ch. 45, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Neal sworn 12/27/1853, p. 32. House Journal .
(3) Benjamin F. Neal, sworn 3/19/1861, succeeded Forbes Britton, resigned after Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Neal was not sworn in until 12/27/1853. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Jas. Powers listed for Refugio County. Roster of members of the 2nd Legislature, House of Representatives, The Texas Democrat (Austin, Texas), 12/15/1847, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
(6) 8th Legislature, Adjourned Session - "Mr. Throckmorton presented the credentials of B.F. Neal, Senator elect from the 19th Judicial District . . . On motion of Mr. Guinn, Mr. Neal was added to the various committees on which Senator Britton had been placed," 3/19/1861, pp. 110, 112. Senate Journal .
(7) 8th Legislature - Replacements for the special sessions included Ben F. Neal for Britton, H.P.C. Dulany for Dickinson, Steward A. Miller for Rainey, and Franklin B. Sexton for Wallace, p. 302. The Texas Senate: Volume I, Republic to Civil War, 1836-1861 1990.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 5th Legislature - Roll of Members, age 35 in 1853, pp. 457-461. House Journal .

Other Resources

  • Benjamin F. Neal, born 1792-1796 (quoting Handbook of Texas Online), death date 7/18/1873. Portrait, photos of grave marker (obscured), memorial plaque, burial in Old Bayview Cemetery, Corpus Christi, Nueces County. Find a Grave .
  • NEAL, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (179?-1873). Born "between 1792 and 1796, probably in Virginia." Death date 7/18/1873. Handbook of Texas Online .
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